Long-time defensive end Justin Tuck, who was a staple of both of the New York Giants’ Super Bowl victories, announced his retirement.
Tuck, who spent the last two seasons with the Oakland Raiders, broke the news via his Facebook page
— Justin Tuck (@JustinTuck) February 1, 2016
The 32-year-old Tuck entered the league as a 2005, third-round draft pick for the Giants out of Notre Dame. Tuck played in 510 games, 490 as a member of the Giants, amassing 353 tackles and 66.5 sacks.
Hailing from Kellyton, Alabama, Tuck is a former Giants defensive co-captain, a two-time Super Bowl champion, a two-time Pro Bowler and a first-team All Pro (2008) He is also currently the only player in NFL history to have multiple sacks in multiple Super Bowls.
“I want to thank the New York Giants and the Oakland Raiders for giving me a place I could call home all of these years,” Tuck wrote.
“The Mara, Tisch, and Davis families, I’m forever in your debt. To my coaches: thanks for having me ready at every stage – the Super Bowls, Pro Bowls, you name it – thank you for teaching me about professionalism, preparation, and the pursuit of perfection.
“To my teammates: thank you for always going to battle with me each and every game day, but more importantly, thanks for being my brothers for life.”
Tuck and his wife Lauran founded the Tucks’s R.U.S.H for Literacy initiative, an endeavor the now former defensive end plans to continue to promote in the Oakland, New York and Kellyton areas.